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8109 Concord Road
Brentwood, TN, 37027

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(615) 371-0090

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About the Library

The John P Holt Brentwood Library is known as the Crown Jewel of our city. We hope you will become a member and take advantage of all the library's services. The library is situated in a beautiful park setting and bordered by a walking trail and arboretum.

Upon your arrival at the library, sign up for a library card. Every Brentwood, TN, resident or property-owner has free borrowing privileges. This library card is your key to enjoying all the library has to offer.

Your library card gives you access to over 165,000 books and other materials, including audiobooks, DVDs, music CDs and online resources. A large collection of newspapers and magazines is also available.

The Library also offers study rooms for small group sessions, a mid-size conference room, wireless internet service, and a large meeting facility for rent to clubs, businesses and community events hosted by Brentwood residents. Our staff of professionals stands ready to assist you with research questions. We can help at all levels -- students working on school assignments, business people gathering data, or home-mechanics finding repair manuals.

We are also mobile with our new library app! You can find it in the app store, just search for "Brentwood Library."

History of the John P. Holt Brentwood Library

1950s – There was a small circulating library in Barker’s Drug Store that held 4 shelves of books.

1968  – We had a book mobile from the Blue Grass Regional Library System at the Brentwood Cleaners.

1976  – A 950 sq. ft. branch was opened in Suite 130 of Building 2 Maryland Farms office complex.

1979  – The City bought the historic Buchanan House and moved the library in.

1987  – A new 14,000 sq. ft. library opened on Maryland Way.

1998  – The current Concord Road building was created.

2008  – A large renovation expanded the current building.

Learn more about the prehistoric timeline of the library, with Mike Moore's book "THE BRENTWOOD LIBRARY SITE: A Mississippian Town on the Little Harpeth River, Williamson County, Tennessee"

Future of the John P Holt Brentwood Library

Following the Holt Account approval by the Brentwood City Commission on October 26, 2017, and the additional funding it brought, the Library will be able to enhance its services to customers and begin the renovation or upgrades of our facilities.

It is important to the Library that residents stay informed about these future plans, updates on progress made towards accomplishing its goals, and new additions to services and resources made possible by the new funds.

In the coming months, use this page to keep up to date on the latest communications from the Library regarding its future.

Library Policy Manual

Curious about our mission statement and general library policies? Take a look at the most recent Board-approved Policy Manual: 

The John P. Holt Brentwood Library Policy Manual 2020 


Annual Reports







Our Policy Manual and Annual Reports are available in alternate formats. Please contact the Library at (615) 371-0090 or by email to request any accessible document.